Gloucester's esteemed charity, FoodCycle, has won the Community Partner Award at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards 2022, celebrating exceptional talent, excellence and innovation in the food and drink industry.
The national charity provides free weekly community meals to help nourish the hungry and lonely with delicious meals and conversation, by using food that would typically go to waste.
FoodCycle was awarded this year's Community Partner gong on Tuesday 29 November 2022, for an impressive return to community meals following the pandemic, with CEO Mary McGrath MBE handed the prize by celebrity critic and TV presenter Jay Rayner.
McGrath said: 'We are thrilled to win this award, particularly as it recognises the heroic efforts of our amazing regional teams and FoodCycle volunteers, who worked tirelessly to help us return to community dining and effectively relaunch 55 projects since the pandemic.
'Giving our guests the chance to meet, dine and enjoy a nourishing
meal in a warm, welcoming space has always been our top priority and we are so
proud of everyone who continues to make this magic happen every single week'.
FoodCycle’s free community meals are open to all, with guests ranging from low-income families, people affected by homelessness and those who cannot afford to buy food.
For more information, call FoodCycle on 020 7729 2775.